Laura’s Left Hook came about because I am a lefty who crochets. I used it on tags for a craft show about ten years ago and recently found the opportunity to start an etsy store (lauraslefthook.etsy.com) for which I used the same name.
I am a mother of two girls, one of whom is hard of hearing. That is where my interest in American Sign Language bloomed. I was always interested, but had never found the time to do much more than learn the alphabet and a few signs useful for babies until we discovered our child was born with a hearing loss. Now I probably am still only as fluent as a toddler or perhaps a preschooler, but I would love to learn more. Signing Time! is a great place to start with kids, and www.lifeprint.com is great for adults.
My mother was the one who got me interested in a love for both books and crafts. Although we did not end up liking the exact same types of books or crafts, a few interests overlapped. We both enjoyed mysteries and cross stitching.
My husband is the one who has allowed me to do more traveling. As our children grow, we hope to do more.